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Through the Waters is the blog of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Christian vocation ministries. Because the ministry of Christian vocation affirms the need for all baptized Christians – including Presbyterians - to identify and claim their call to discipleship in each decision and life choice, this blog is designed to serve as a resource for youth and young adults, as well as those in ministry with them, to assist the Holy Spirit in God’s movement in this journey through the waters. Take some time to read and think about your own responses to the questions posed here. For additional resources, we suggest that you visit our website.

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September 21, 2012

Holy Listening

Page from ScriptureI was recently asked to be prepared to share my favorite Scripture passage at a gathering. This seemingly small assignment really got me thinking. How was I to select a “favorite?” Since childhood, the Bible has been an important part of my life and there are various passages that hold different significance to me. A favorite one day may not speak to me as much the next week.


I tend to gravitate to the narratives of Scripture; the stories of God’s movement in the lives of individuals and communities. The minute details have never been as important to me ...

September 7, 2012

Facing the Tightrope

Because our schools begin on the day after Labor Day each year, we have started using the previous weekend as our “last hurrah.” We get an opportunity to do a few things that are out of the ordinary. This year that included spending part of a day at the zoo. Since we’d been there last a zip line and ropes course had been added to the property. Our children who practically grew up at the zoo were thrilled with the new additions for their age group.


climbing ropeJust past a variety of birds we approached the zip line. Visitors had ...